Thursday, October 26, 2017

You Are Not Out of the Woods Yet!

By Gissou Gotlieb, Field Suitability Compliance Officer

For those covering the topic of the Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule for reporting purposes, for the people at financial firms responsible for making strategic decisions that will make or break the firm, and for those financial professionals dealing with retirees and their nest eggs, the rule and the roller coaster of developments have been a bear! Of course the rule impacts many others, but trying to stay ahead of or even keeping up with it has been a challenge for sure. While some may think we are in the clear now with the requested delay, I’d like to remind you, we are not.

Step into the Light!

By Nick Bates, Vice President of Annuity Sales

What if I told you that you would never have to print out a 50-page application again? What if I told you that you would never have to walk into a client’s house and have them sign seemingly 100 times on an annuity application? They would only have to sign once. What if I told you I had a way to make sure you had the most up-to-date paperwork when you met with a client every time? What if I told you that you would not have to go back out to the client to get a piece of missing paperwork? What if I told you could get your business processed faster? Would you be interested?

Your Business Forecast: Sunny with a Strong Chance of Social, Part 4

By Brianna Regan, Marketing Development Director

Managing Your Social Media Presence Day-to-Day and Assessing Results  



High-performing financial professionals (FPs) do not hibernate when the temperatures drop, and social media doesn’t sleep. FPs with a successful marketing strategy as part of a well-rounded business plan are still seeing sunny skies on the grayest of winter days because they have effectively integrated all of their marketing initiatives and platforms – to include social media – to stay in front of their clients and help them achieve their retirement income planning goals.

Is Your Broker/Dealer Merging?

By James Morris, Questar Branch Office Designated Supervisory Principal at Ann Arbor Annuity Exchange


Recently there has been a lot of press about broker/dealers merging or being purchased by larger firms. These changes can make advisors nervous because it is rarely clear to the average person why mergers or buyouts occur. There are typically rumors or vague corporate jargon, but advisors are often left to wonder why they now have to find a new home, or accept that they are being forced to join a firm that they previously passed on or know nothing about. If you find yourself in a similar situation and are wondering what to do or where to go, please read on.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

2018 Social Security COLA Is Biggest in Years

2018 Social Security COLA Is Biggest in Years
By Bernice Napach

(ThinkAdvisor)

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IRS alerts tax pros to insurance form scam

IRS alerts tax pros to insurance form scam
By InvestmentNews
 

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